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Olympic Reform Ten Years Later

by Heather Dichter & Bruce Kidd

In 1999, the International Olympic Committee approved far-reaching reforms to the appointment and terms of its members, the selection of host cities for the Olympic and Winter Olympic Games, the events on the...


Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Identity: Building Global Understanding

by Daryl Adair

Sport has long been a paradoxical environment with respect to issues of 'race', ethnicity, and identity. For much of the twentieth century, sports around the world were enclaves of difference. Whites and non-whites,...


Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life

by Sean Payton & Ellis Henican

The New York Times bestseller that's "heaven in hardcover" (New Orleans Times-Picayune) for Saints fans.

In the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, no symbol of disaster was more potent than New Orleans' Superdome:...


Kenyan Running: Movement Culture, Geography and Global Change

by John Bale & Joe Sang

1997 British Society of Sports History - Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports HistoryThe record-breaking achievements of Kenyan athletes have caught the imagination of the world of sport. How significant...


European Heroes: Myth, Identity, Sport

by Pierre Lanfranchi, Richard Holt & J A Mangan

Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic...


Making the Rugby World: Race, Gender, Commerce

by Timothy J.L. Chandler & John Nauright

This book explores the expansion of rugby from its imperial and amateur upper-class white male core into other contexts throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


It's a Hill, Get Over It

by Steve Chilton

This book offers a detailed history of the sport of fell running. It also tells the stories of some of the great exponents of the sport through the ages. Many of them achieved greatness whilst still working...


To Ride the Mountain Winds

by Leslie Symons

To Ride the Mountain Winds, possibly the first history of aerial mountaineering to span the whole period from the 18th century to the present day, is written for everyone interested in the history of mountaineering...


Getting a Grip: On My Game, My Body, My Mind... My Self

by Monica Seles

At the age of sixteen, Monica Seles crashed on to the world tennis scene by becoming the youngest winner in French Open History. For three years, she dominated the tennis circuit, racking up eight Grand Slam...


Difficult Horse: Understanding and solving riding, handling and behavioural problems

by Sarah Fisher & Karen Bush

The Difficult Horse provides many insights as to why a horse may develop unwanted behaviours. 'Problem' behaviour is usually more of a problem for the handler than the horse, which is likely to have established...


Advanced Fencing Techniques: Discussions with Bert Bracewell

by Ed Rogers

Advanced Fencing Techniques records the vast coaching knowledge accumulated over many years from one of fencing's great masters, Bert Bracewell. The book will not only help the aspiring fencer improve, but also...


Re-Educating Racehorses: A Life after Racing

by Fred Cook & Rowena Jane Simmonds

This fully comprehensive book guides the reader through the process of acquiring and subsequently re-training a racehorse. It provides an in-depth look at what life was like for the horse at the racing yard...


Struth: The Story of an Ibrox Legend

by David Leggat

Bill Struth was one of the most successful, outstanding and charismatic managers in football history. He won an astonishing eighteen league championships, ten Scottish Cups and two League Cups with Rangers,...


Premier League: A History in 10 Matches

by Jim White

Tens of millions follow it.

It attracts the finest global talent to play in what is almost a weekly World Cup.

In just 20 years it has transformed football from national embarrassment to Britain's leading cultural...


SPORT IN SOUTH ASIAN SOCIETY: Past and Present

by Boria Majumdar & J A Mangan

A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through...


Cricket Race & 2007 World Cup

by Boria Majumdar & Jon Gemmell

Cricket has been subject to a number of changes over the last twenty years. We can no longer talk of a sport particular to an out-dated English way of life. Cricket has become global and has to exist within...


Beijing 2008, Preparing for Glory: Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century'

by J.A. Mangan & Dong Jinxia

Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past,...


POLITICS OF SPORT IN SOUTH ASIA

by Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti & Kingshuk Chatterjee

Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to...


Fringe Nations in World Soccer

by Kausik Bandyopadhyay & Sabyasachi Mallick

Soccer is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, gaining huge media coverage and reaching all levels of society in countries all around the world. More than just entertainment, soccer has proved...


Modern Sport the Global Obsession

by Boria Majumdar & Fan Hong

Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession,...